Materials from 2.744 classes are posted shortly after each meeting. The
syllabus has links to the same materials within the context of the overall schedule.
Lecture Videos are also posted shortly after every class.
Tuesday, February 6
About the class: user-centric,
creative design (.pdf)
Symbol design and exercise results
|Thursday, February 8
Design for human
use: Uncommon common sense!
Butterfly Ballot test and results!
Hawaii alert system redesign and results!
|Tuesday, February 13
meet the client:
Class introduction and wrapup (.pdf), Project brief with documents and indexed video.
What's in a name results!
|Thursday, February 22
In-class visual memory test
Sketching basics tutorials (arcs, lines, circles , ellipses)
One-point perspective tutorials
|Tuesday, February 27
Website, schmebsite: Web design 101 and ABCs of sketching, continued (including seated in the 70s exercise) (.pdf)
the very basics, and how to upload files to the course website
Make sure you've downloaded Filezilla, as well as either Brackets or Sublime Text.
|Thursday, March 1
Website, doubly-schmebsite: Web design 101.5 (.pdf)
wirefreames, html, and ccs. Make a simple website
Demo files from class:
1 html file template
2 completed html file
3 css file template
4 final styled webpage (1 page)
5 multiple page site
Zen garden, webpage/css examples
|Tuesday, March 6
Sketching in 3D: 2
Basic shapes in 2 point perseptive
|Thursday, March 8
Adding dimension to perspective:
Tone and shade
Basic shading and tone video and worksheets
|Thursday, March 16
It's a wrap:
Shade and tone, Canson drawing
Canson drawing video resources (Pencil sharpener exercise):
Laying in the base tone (.mov, 17.7 Mb)
Pencil highlights (.mov, 10.7 Mb)
Pencil shade (.mov, 12.1 Mb)
More sketching with Scott Stropkay, Essential
See additional examples by Scott Stropkay.
|Tuesday, March 20
Designing in 3D
Sketch modeling introduction
Beth Sullivan, IC3D
Blue foam tips
Foam core tips